At least 18 people were killed and 44 others wounded in fierce clashes in Libya`s second largest city of Benghazi, medical sources said on Tuesday, even as a new round of peace talks gets going in Geneva.
Armed factions allied to Libya`s two rival governments fought over eastern oil ports and the main border crossing to Tunisia on Sunday, forcing closure of the two biggest oil export terminals, officials said.
At least 356 people have been killed in fighting for Libya`s second city Benghazi since the launch of a government-backed offensive against Islamist militias a month ago, medical sources said Saturday.
At least 275 people, including civilians and military personnel, have died since the Oct 15 start of an offensive led by retired General Khalifa Hafter against the Islamist militias that control much of Benghazi, Libya`s second largest city.
Tripoli: Fresh fighting erupted in Libya`s second city Wednesday, bringing the death toll in three days of violence between pro-government militias and Islamist fighters to more than 30, officials said.
A Libyan navy ship was hit during heavy fighting with aircraft and tanks on Monday between the army and Islamist militants near the port of Benghazi, residents of the major city on Libya`s eastern Mediterranean coast said.
Tripoli: Clashes between the Libyan army, backed by the renegade general Khalifa Haftar, and Islamist militias in the eastern city of Benghazi, killed 36 people Friday and Saturday, according to sources.